5 Tips on How Virtualization Could Help With Disaster Recovery
Having a business that is unaffected by disasters would be a dream come true for almost everyone. Disasters that threaten business continuity could be due natural disasters such as storms which wipe out the entire office or even floods. These disasters should not dictate whether or not business activities proceed. Thanks to Virtualization of business processes, business recovery is now a possibility.
IT outsourcing services such as cloud computing is a great way to make certain that business goes on as usual even after disaster strikes. Below are 5 tips on how this technology helps:
Whenever a disaster occurs, the first thing people will want to try and save in an office setting would be their computers. This is because a lot of projects, data and work is stored on them and life practically comes to a standstill should all this information disappear. With managed services, people know that their information is all in order and still secure. The virtualization of business processes manages the crisis by allowing for business to continue through recovery of data. Though recovery does not undo the fact that the business physical premises were destroyed, it provides a platform for business continuity which is better than complete loss. This service also comes in handy when the disaster was as a result of business sabotage.
Recovery of data is an important feature of cloud computing. It helps retain work productivity after the crisis has passed. Since data backup is carried out frequently, chances are slim that the business will have any data lost. Only work which was not saved in the cloud archiving system will be lost.
No Dependency on Hardware
Virtualization transforms servers into machines. This eliminates the traditional dependency that there was to specific hardware. When it comes to reinstalling systems, this is done simultaneously on all computers and in a manner that does not affect work efficiency or productivity for the day.
Portable Work Stations
After a crisis, people are usually forced to start all over again. Virtualization helps in disaster recovery by providing information that was previously worked on from any computer. All one has to do is recover what they need to continue with business and they are ready to go. This also means that businesses that relocate will still be able to continue with work as usual. The affected parties could also comfortably move their work activities to their homes or even a restaurant.
Eliminates Down Time
Trying to recover parts of destroyed hardware and maintenance after a disaster could mean major time and money losses for a business. Virtualization is convenient and significantly reduces the down time a company has to deal with before systems are up and running. Virtual servers can be used before physical servers are set up. Desktop data can also be recovered to from a data center so that all employees can access the work in the arrangement they had organized it.
The power of virtualization cannot be overlooked since it facilitates business continuity after disaster strikes. Not only does it provide the business with data that was lost, it also provides the platform to continue working hence a great disaster recovery aide.
Written by the technical staff at iCorps Technologies.